TOEFL iBT 80+ Points/
Target 80+ Deck 85

Target 80+ Deck 85

Total: 20 words

refuge

noun

a place that can protect people from physical harm during emergency situations

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distract

verb

to draw away or divert someone or something's attention or focus from what they are trying or supposed to be doing

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motive

noun

the reason for doing something

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predecessor

noun

something followed, replaced, or succeeded by something else

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irritation

noun

the psychological state of feeling annoyed or frustrated

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censure

noun

a severe or harsh criticism or disapproval

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upright

adjective

honest, fair, and principled

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torch

noun

a long stick with a burning end, used to provide light or fire

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hospitality

noun

the act of kindly welcoming guests and visitors and treating them with generosity and friendliness

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brew

verb

to make tea, coffee, or another beverage by mixing it with hot water; to prepare (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermentation or by infusion and fermentation

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patron

noun

a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like

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seal

verb

to close something completely and tightly

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elaborate

adjective

very complicated and detailed; carefully prepared and organized

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punishment

noun

the act or instance of penalizing someone for a wrongdoing; a penalty or sanction for a crime or wrongdoing

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riverbed

noun

the bottom surface of a river

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devote

verb

to give oneself up to someone or something

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upright

adjective

straight up; erect

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torch

verb

to set fire to; to inflame

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salinity

noun

the salt content found in a body of water

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pension

noun

an amount of money the government or a company to an old, sick, or retired person

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